Missing taskmgr tray icon



Maett
07-09-2005, 11:56 PM
Hi.

I am running XP SP2. When I start the task manager I don't get the little
green square icon in the tray most of the times. I stop and restart it,
and about after 10 or 15 tries I succeed to get the icon. Once it's there
it remains visible (also when I minimize the taskmgr window).
It makes no difference how I start taskmgr (Ctrl-Alt-Del or klicking a
shortcut to taskmgr.exe or right klick in the taskbar, then select
"task manager").

I experience the same thing on an brand new machine with a fresh XP SP2
installation.

Any idea ?

Greetings
Maett

Peter Foldes
07-09-2005, 11:56 PM
That icon will only stay there until the Task Manager is open. This behavior you cannot change

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"Maett" <no@spam.here> wrote in message news:opsrq6sopgycoall@max...
> Hi.
>
> I am running XP SP2. When I start the task manager I don't get the little
> green square icon in the tray most of the times. I stop and restart it,
> and about after 10 or 15 tries I succeed to get the icon. Once it's there
> it remains visible (also when I minimize the taskmgr window).
> It makes no difference how I start taskmgr (Ctrl-Alt-Del or klicking a
> shortcut to taskmgr.exe or right klick in the taskbar, then select
> "task manager").
>
> I experience the same thing on an brand new machine with a fresh XP SP2
> installation.
>
> Any idea ?
>
> Greetings
> Maett

Maett
07-09-2005, 11:56 PM
Peter Foldes <okf22@email.msn.com>:

> That icon will only stay there until the Task Manager is open. This
> behavior you cannot change
>

Wrong. The icon show that the task manager is running, and it is (or
should be)
there as soon as the task manager is running; I can double click it, and
the task manager window shows up, but the icon remains in the tray !
That's the default behaviour (also in NT and 2000)

Maett

Fuzzy Logic
07-09-2005, 11:56 PM
Maett <no@spam.here> wrote in news:opsrq6sopgycoall@max:

> I am running XP SP2. When I start the task manager I don't get the little
> green square icon in the tray most of the times. I stop and restart it,
> and about after 10 or 15 tries I succeed to get the icon. Once it's there
> it remains visible (also when I minimize the taskmgr window).
> It makes no difference how I start taskmgr (Ctrl-Alt-Del or klicking a
> shortcut to taskmgr.exe or right klick in the taskbar, then select
> "task manager").
>
> I experience the same thing on an brand new machine with a fresh XP SP2
> installation.

I am willing to bet you are using the Classic Start menu? I have the exact
same problem and have looked and looked for a solution to this. All I have
been able to discover is that it appears to be related to this setting.
Apparently Microsoft is aware of this issue but to date there hasn't been a
solution.

Peter Foldes
07-09-2005, 11:56 PM
Not in 2000 and not in XP or Windows 2003. Try not using classic mode

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"Maett" <no@spam.here> wrote in message news:opsrq72lqcycoall@max...
> Peter Foldes <okf22@email.msn.com>:
>
>> That icon will only stay there until the Task Manager is open. This
>> behavior you cannot change
>>
>
> Wrong. The icon show that the task manager is running, and it is (or
> should be)
> there as soon as the task manager is running; I can double click it, and
> the task manager window shows up, but the icon remains in the tray !
> That's the default behaviour (also in NT and 2000)
>
> Maett

Maett
07-09-2005, 11:57 PM
Fuzzy Logic <bob@arc.ab.caREMOVETHIS>:

> I am willing to bet you are using the Classic Start menu? I have the
> exact
> same problem and have looked and looked for a solution to this. All I
> have
> been able to discover is that it appears to be related to this setting.
> Apparently Microsoft is aware of this issue but to date there hasn't
> been a
> solution.

Although you are right with your guess (I am using classic start menu)
there
is nothing better if I use XP style; still the same problem. (Well, maybe I
had to try only 5 times instead of 10, but still most of the time I don't
get the tray icon).

Cheers
Maett

Maett
07-09-2005, 11:57 PM
Peter Foldes <okf22@email.msn.com>:

> Not in 2000 and not in XP or Windows 2003. Try not using classic mode

You are right that I am using classic mode, but unfortunately I have very
much the same problem with XP style.

Maett


Missing taskmgr tray icon